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Gualala Arts Local Eyes Series presents:
From Praetorius to Plum -
A Madrigal Holiday Concert
by the Mendonoma Chamber Chorus

Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.
at the Gualala Arts Center
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The Mendonoma Chamber Chorus will be performing "From Pretorius to Plum - A Madrigal Holiday Concert," its annual holiday concert on Sunday, December 9 at 4:00 p.m. in the Elaine Jacob Foyer at Gualala Arts Center.

Mendonoma Chamber Chorus

The Mendonoma Chamber Chorus, a small a capella group founded in 2011, will present its second annual holiday concert featuring seasonal songs by great composers of yesterday and today. A 45 minute performance will end with an audience sing-along of well-known carols and be followed by refreshments. The 2012 holiday program will include pieces ranging from sacred music and Spanish folk carols of the 16th century to a light-hearted arrangement from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker.

The Chamber Chorus began as an informal, afternoon voice coaching session with local singers under the direction of former resident and choral director Michael Bierbaum. Since it was so much fun to sing together, the chorus decided to share their joy of singing with performances that benefit the Gualala Arts Center. The group collaborates on musical interpretation and is currently coached by Sue Bohlin of Anchor Bay. They will be singing in the Gualala Arts Center's spacious atrium, which offers acoustics that are ideal for this type of music.

The small size of the group, and the absence of instrumental accompaniment, creates an intimate connection between audience and vocalists. The Chamber Chorus has enjoyed creating itself, and its repertoire, and plans to be a part of the community for years to come. They welcome new members who enjoy the challenge and rewards of a capella singing.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $5 more day of performance. Children and youth 17 and under are free and encouraged to attend. For advance purchase, visit Brown Paper Tickets or call them at 800-838-3006. To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.

Don't miss the performance this year on Sunday, December 9 at Gualala Arts!

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

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